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Bretagne (Brittany)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,795,738 (1999) The French province of Bretagne (Brittany), as well as the so-called ‘administrative region’ of France bearing the same name, covers 10,505 sq miles (27,208 sq km). It includes four...

Toulouse

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 365,933 (1999) Toulouse is the capital of the French region of Midi-Pyrénées. Before the French Revolution (1789), Toulouse was the capital of Occitania, a group of regions where Occitan, the southwestern family...

Migrant Radio, Community, and (New) Fado: The Case of Radio ALFA

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When I decided, in 2014, to study Radio ALFA – a radio station based in Paris broadcasting to the Portuguese community residing in this area through FM, the internet...

Voicing Otherness on Air: Theorizing Radio through the Figure of Voice

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Two radiophonic beginnings If Danish radio listeners tuned into the popular music channel P3 under the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (henceforth DR) around 9.00 pm...

Cold Wave: French Post-Punk Fantasies of Berlin

Mirko M. Hall

Mirko M. Hall is Associate Professor of German Studies and Chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at Converse College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...I am very grateful for the kind permission of Yves Royer (Guerre Froide) and Stéphane Marchi (Little Nemo) to cite their lyrics. Special thanks to musicians Gilbert and Marie-José Deffais, Fabrice Fruchart, and Ron Le Sergent, as well...
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...The French singer-songwriter George Brassens developed a unique style through a turbulent time in his country’s history. Born in 1921 on the French Mediterranean coast, Brassens developed a passion for singing as a youth, influenced by his...

Musica Corsa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the twenty-first century the term musica corsa (Corsican music) is used broadly to refer to almost all genres that are practiced in the island, from music inspired by tradition to rock and punk, while remaining pivoted on the phenomenon...

Salif Keita

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...One of the major voices in Mali’s music culture, Salif Keita is known as the “golden voice of Africa.” Born in Djoliba, Mali in 1949, Keita is a prince of the Keita royal family. He was born with albinism and subsequently ostracized by his...

Musette

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...No other musical genre in France is as attached to the accordion as is musette, a factor that is responsible for both its glory and its uneven reputation. In the popular imagination the word musette conveys images of ‘guinguettes’ (open-air...

Paghjella

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Paghjella is a crucial term in Corsican multi-part singing, where it refers to a particular type of three-part a cappella harmony singing with a special contrapuntal relationship between the upper two parts. The word probably derives from...